As an institute that champions excellence in Continuing Education and Training, IAL undertakes research projects that examine the various aspects of adult learning and development. The data we gather and the results we analyse enable us to further the advancement of the CET sector in Singapore, and inform policy making and decisions.
Jazreel Tan, Simon Freebody, Chia Ying, Prof Johnny Sung
This study provides a new approach to study skills demand via workplace data. It identifies why and how workplaces demand high skills, paying particular attention to institutional logics (i.e. sectoral environment) that encourage certain business strategies. The analysis will provide information that are critical to the development of the sectoral intervention policy, including workplace quality, leadership quality and management quality, training intensity, skills gaps and future skills needs. Some of these variables will be analysed in conjunction with organisational performance, and will therefore provide an assessment on skills impact.Find Out More
Prof Johnny Sung, Emily Low, Dr Cheng San Chye, Simon Freebody, Sheng Yee Zher, Tan Bao Zhen
PIAAC is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that assists governments in assessing, monitoring and analysing the level and distribution of skills among their adult populations as well as the extent of skills use in different contexts.Find Out More
Dr Helen Bound, Dr Arthur Chia, Prof David Boud and Assoc Prof Peter Rushbrook
Current assessment practice in CET is still resource-intensive. Efforts at increasing the productivity of the assessment processes while maintaining rigour and authenticity have not resulted in notable advancements. This study will seek to find out how such processes can be improved by looking into the relationship between assessment design, CET curriculum and learning facilitation and platforms used for assessment; enhancers and barriers to innovative approaches to assessment. It will also look into the experience of assessment for learners, AEs, designers, assessors, providers and employers; future assessment policy and practice in the Singapore CET sector.Find Out More